[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 109 (Tuesday, June 7, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 32984-32985]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-14014]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA-1975-DR; Docket ID FEMA-2011-0001]


Arkansas; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major 
disaster for the State of Arkansas (FEMA-1975-DR), dated May 2, 2011, 
and related determinations.

DATES: Effective Date: May 2, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peggy Miller, Office of Response and 
Recovery, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-3886.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that, in a letter 
dated May 2, 2011, the President issued a major disaster declaration 
under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and 
Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq. (the ``Stafford 
Act''), as follows:

    I have determined that the damage in certain areas of the State 
of Arkansas resulting from severe storms, tornadoes, and associated 
flooding beginning on April 23, 2011, and continuing, is of 
sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant a major disaster 
declaration under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and 
Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq. (the ``Stafford 
Act''). Therefore, I declare that such a major disaster exists in 
the State of Arkansas.
    In order to provide Federal assistance, you are hereby 
authorized to allocate from funds available for these purposes such 
amounts as you find necessary for Federal disaster assistance and 
administrative expenses.
    You are authorized to provide Individual Assistance and 
assistance for emergency protective measures (Category B), limited 
to direct Federal assistance, under the Public Assistance program in 
the designated areas, and Hazard Mitigation throughout the State. 
Consistent with the requirement that Federal assistance is 
supplemental, any Federal funds provided under the Stafford Act for 
Public Assistance, Hazard Mitigation, and Other Needs Assistance 
will be limited to 75 percent of the total eligible costs.
    Further, you are authorized to make changes to this declaration 
for the approved assistance to the extent allowable under the 
Stafford Act.

    The time period prescribed for the implementation of section 
310(a), Priority to Certain Applications for Public Facility and Public 
Housing Assistance, 42 U.S.C. 5153, shall be for

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a period not to exceed six months after the date of this declaration.
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice 
that pursuant to the authority vested in the Administrator, under 
Executive Order 12148, as amended, Nancy M. Casper of FEMA is appointed 
to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for this major disaster.
    The following areas of the State of Arkansas have been designated 
as adversely affected by this major disaster:

    The counties of Benton, Clay, Faulkner, Garland, Lincoln, 
Pulaski, Randolph, and Saline for Individual Assistance.
    The counties of Benton, Clay, Faulkner, Garland, Lincoln, 
Pulaski, Randolph, and Saline for emergency protective measures 
(Category B), limited to direct Federal assistance, under the Public 
Assistance program.
    All counties within the State of Arkansas are eligible to apply 
for assistance under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.

The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers (CFDA) 
are to be used for reporting and drawing funds: 97.030, Community 
Disaster Loans; 97.031, Cora Brown Fund; 97.032, Crisis Counseling; 
97.033, Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment 
Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, 
Disaster Housing Assistance to Individuals and Households in 
Presidentially Declared Disaster Areas; 97.049, Presidentially 
Declared Disaster Assistance--Disaster Housing Operations for 
Individuals and Households; 97.050, Presidentially Declared Disaster 
Assistance to Individuals and Households--Other Needs; 97.036, 
Disaster Grants--Public Assistance (Presidentially Declared 
Disasters); 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant.

    Dated: June 1, 2011.
W. Craig Fugate,
Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2011-14014 Filed 6-6-11; 8:45 am]
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